Parkland's Top Picks

September Top Ten



1. Second Honeymoon by James Patterson
2. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Steadman
3. The English Girl by Daniel Silva
4. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
5. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
6. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
7. The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag
8. Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen
9. The Heist by Janey Evanovich
10. Mistress by James Patterson


Top Ten eBook Checkouts



1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
2. Inferno by Dan Brown
3. Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen
4. Lifeguard by James Patterson
5. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
6. A Wanted Man by Lee Child
7. Starting Now by Debbie Macomber
8. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
9. The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
10. Sea Glass Island by Sherryl Woods

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For years Libby Morgan dreamed only of making partner in her competitive, high-pressure law firm. She sacrificed everything for her career--her friends, her marriage, her chance at creating a family. When her boss calls Libby into his office, she assumes it will finally be good news, but nothing can prepare her for the shocking reality: She's been let go and must rebuild her entire life . . . starting now.

With no job prospects in sight, Libby reaches out to old friends and spends her afternoons at A Good Yarn, the local knitting store. There she forms a close bond with Lydia, the sweet-natured shop owner; Lydia's spirited teenage daughter, Casey; and Casey's best friend, Ava, a shy yet troubled girl who will shape Libby's future in surprising and profound ways.

As A Good Yarn becomes a second home--and the women a new kind of family--Libby relishes the different person she's become. But just as everything is coming together, Libby must make a choice that could forever change the life she holds so dear. (Amazon.com)
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In this first volume of the magnificent cycle of A Game of Thrones novels, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones. (Amazon.com)
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George R.R. Martin


was born September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was a longshoreman. He has two sisters. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included. Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school, and began to write fiction for comic fanzines. Martin’s first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21: “The Hero,” sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue. Other sales followed. In 1970 Martin received a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, graduating summa cum laude. He went on to complete a M.S. in Journalism in 1971, also from Northwestern. In 1975 he married Gale Burnick. Martin became a full-time writer in 1979. (geogrerrmartin.com)